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8th Jun '18 8:18:57 PM ElectroKraken
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** The God-Emperor of Mankind, amazingly enough. Even though he ''looks'' human, he's actually a living violation of physics so absurdly powerful that he serves as a navigation beacon in in the Warp, a chaotic dimension which is constantly shifting. In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels, it's shown that [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the Emperor's appearance varies between who views him]]: for example, Lorgar saw him as a tall man with sun-kissed skin and black hair in a long ponytail, while Horus saw an old man with glowing wheels of fire for eyes, and Corax actually saw him as the latter first and then the former. It's speculated that if the Emperor ever dies then he will become a Chaos god himself, a Chaos god ''[[MindScrew of]]'' ''[[LightIsNotGood order]]''.

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** The God-Emperor of Mankind, amazingly enough. Even though he ''looks'' human, he's actually a living violation of physics so absurdly powerful that he serves as a navigation beacon in in the Warp, a chaotic dimension which is constantly shifting. In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels, it's shown that [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the Emperor's appearance varies between who views him]]: for example, Lorgar saw him as a tall man with sun-kissed skin and black hair in a long ponytail, while Horus saw an old man with glowing wheels of fire for eyes, and Corax actually saw him as the latter first and then the former. It's speculated that if the Emperor ever dies then he will become a Chaos god himself, a Chaos god ''[[MindScrew of]]'' ''[[LightIsNotGood order]]''.
14th May '18 9:07:01 PM legendaryweredragon
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*** WordOfGod later clarified that this was a joke and that [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith nonhumans see them as looking similar to themselves.]]

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*** **** WordOfGod later clarified that this was a joke and that [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith nonhumans see them as looking similar to themselves.]]
14th May '18 2:13:24 PM SorPepita
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** The D20 setting ''DragonMech'' has the lunar gods, mysterious entities from the [[ColonyDrop rapidly-descending moon]]. There are three main ones: Andakakilogitat, lunar god of dragons, a squirming mass of dragon parts; Erefiviviasta, lunar goddess of flight[[note]]"goddess" because there are ''slightly'' more female characteristics than male ones[[/note]], who is not described; and Seroficitacit, god of change, which is a perpetually mutating and somewhat insane mass of flesh.
** The [[http://www.rpgnow.com/product/3481/Immortals-Handbook--EPIC-BESTIARY-Volume-One?it=1 Immortals Handbook: Epic Bestiary]] 3rd-Party rulebook designed to make the best of the {{Absurdly High Level Cap}} features the 'Nehaschimic Dragons', beings who are described as 'nightmarish interdimensional creatures extraneous to the universe itself... transdimensional tapeworms writhing within the body of the [universe], a surreal symbiosis of reality and unreality'. In the rules, all Nehaschimic Dragons have the '[[RealityWarper Alter Reality]]' power, stupidly high {{Damage Reduction}}, [[AntiMagic immunity to all but a few]] [[AchillesHeel specific types]] [[AntiMagic of magic]] [[ElementalRockPaperScissors and elemental damage]], can travel at the speed of light ([[FasterThanLightTravel or faster]]), [[SuperSenses see all the way to the edge of their]] [[AnotherDimension current universe]], [[{{Sizeshifting}} grow to become bigger than]] [[AlienGeometries the universe]] ([[YourMindMakesItReal at least from your perspective]]) and their very presence causes [[GoMadFromTheRevelation permanent insanity]] for everything within miles. They also far exceed most other monsters in sheer size; the largest are well over a quarter mile long, [[AlienGeometries at least as far as their stats are concerned]]. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, there was only one Nehaschimic Dragon ever published, the Nexus or Wormhole Dragon. It has a BreathWeapon with a [[NoSavingThrow flat 50% chance]] (or higher) to shunt you into an AlternateUniverse, [[BornLucky power over probability]], and an aura of '[[PowerNullifier Unknowing]]' which can even cause the universe to [[RetGone forget you]] if you're weak enough. A few other have been [[http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?268666-3-5E-Nehaschimic-Dragons unofficially published online]], and are just as weird, if not more so, than the nexus dragon.
*** On [[http://www.enworld.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?304-Eternity-Publishing-Hosted-Forum the forum which discusses possible ideas for these books]], one person suggested an adventure where a planet needs to be evacuated because it's a dragon egg about to hatch. The poster eventually made the idea into dragons[[note]]called Muhlatimic, after the Hebrew word for ''ultimate''[[/note]] which are the nerves of the AkashicRecords (the one power above God, basically). Their flavor text is about a MultiversalConqueror who has just crushed the God of another universe... and then he sees one of these dragons. It ends with him realizing that [[spoiler:the almighty artifact around which he built his empire is merely a scale said dragon lost]]. No attempts to stat the dragons have been made as of fall 2017.



** The D20 setting ''DragonMech'' has the lunar gods, mysterious entities from the [[ColonyDrop rapidly-descending moon]]. There are three main ones: Andakakilogitat, lunar god of dragons, a squirming mass of dragon parts; Erefiviviasta, lunar goddess of flight[[note]]"goddess" because there are ''slightly'' more female characteristics than male ones[[/note]], who is not described; and Seroficitacit, god of change, which is a perpetually mutating and somewhat insane mass of flesh.
** The [[http://www.rpgnow.com/product/3481/Immortals-Handbook--EPIC-BESTIARY-Volume-One?it=1 Immortals Handbook: Epic Bestiary]] 3rd-Party rulebook designed to make the best of the {{Absurdly High Level Cap}} features the 'Nehaschimic Dragons', beings who are described as 'nightmarish interdimensional creatures extraneous to the universe itself... transdimensional tapeworms writhing within the body of the [universe], a surreal symbiosis of reality and unreality'. In the rules, all Nehaschimic Dragons have the '[[RealityWarper Alter Reality]]' power, stupidly high {{Damage Reduction}}, [[AntiMagic immunity to all but a few]] [[AchillesHeel specific types]] [[AntiMagic of magic]] [[ElementalRockPaperScissors and elemental damage]], can travel at the speed of light ([[FasterThanLightTravel or faster]]), [[SuperSenses see all the way to the edge of their]] [[AnotherDimension current universe]], [[{{Sizeshifting}} grow to become bigger than]] [[AlienGeometries the universe]] ([[YourMindMakesItReal at least from your perspective]]) and their very presence causes [[GoMadFromTheRevelation permanent insanity]] for everything within miles. They also far exceed most other monsters in sheer size; the largest are well over a quarter mile long, [[AlienGeometries at least as far as their stats are concerned]]. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, there was only one Nehaschimic Dragon ever published, the Nexus or Wormhole Dragon. It has a BreathWeapon with a [[NoSavingThrow flat 50% chance]] (or higher) to shunt you into an AlternateUniverse, [[BornLucky power over probability]], and an aura of '[[PowerNullifier Unknowing]]' which can even cause the universe to [[RetGone forget you]] if you're weak enough. A few other have been [[http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?268666-3-5E-Nehaschimic-Dragons unofficially published online]], and are just as weird, if not more so, than the nexus dragon.
*** On [[http://www.enworld.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?304-Eternity-Publishing-Hosted-Forum the forum which discusses possible ideas for these books]], one person suggested an adventure where a planet needs to be evacuated because it's a dragon egg about to hatch. The poster eventually made the idea into dragons[[note]]called Muhlatimic, after the Hebrew word for ''ultimate''[[/note]] which are the nerves of the AkashicRecords (the one power above God, basically). Their flavor text is about a MultiversalConqueror who has just crushed the God of another universe... and then he sees one of these dragons. It ends with him realizing that [[spoiler:the almighty artifact around which he built his empire is merely a scale said dragon lost]]. No attempts to stat the dragons have been made as of fall 2017.
13th May '18 7:32:33 PM legendaryweredragon
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*** Aboleths themselves are very strange creatures. Though they look like sea monsters, the three eyes arranged vertically tell you they are something much more alien. Their species is [[TimeAbyss older than the gods]] and all of them can remember all the way back then because they have perfect memory and receive all of their parent's memories when they are born.
*** The only thing that Aboleths are really disturbed by are the brain eating {{Cthulhumanoid}}s known as Illithids, simply because Aboleths have no idea where they came from.


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**** WordOfGod later clarified that this was a joke and that [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith nonhumans see them as looking similar to themselves.]]
13th May '18 3:50:30 PM SorPepita
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has inherited many of D&D's aberrations, and also includes a number of actual monsters from the Literature/CthulhuMythos, but it still has a few unique horrors of its own.
** Like the Spawn of Rovagug, the monstrous {{kaiju}}-sized abominations spawned by the resident [[OmnicidalManiac God of Oblivion]] in an effort to destroy the world and set him free. Remember the Tarrasque? It's back in Golarion, it's even ''more'' unstoppable, to the point its InUniverse [[TheRedBaron appellation]] is "The Armageddon Engine", and it's just ''one'' of the Spawn. The others named consist of:
*** Festering Ulunat, The Unholy First -- An immense ten-limbed three-eyed beetle-monster that sprayed gouts of acid, chewed its way through mountains and could [[AntiMagic absorb spells]] before returning necrotic energies that drove spell-wielders into insanity.
*** Great Doom Chemnosit, The Monarch Worm -- A {{kaiju}}-sized SandWorm with DisintegratorRay EyeBeams and the ability to MindRape people into insane, ravening cannibals who [[AutoCannibalism will devour their own flesh if nothing else is available]].
*** Unyielding Kothogaz, the Dance of Disharmony -- A horrific slug-beetle abomination that spawned countless abominations in its wake and which reanimated its victims as a ravening ZombieApocalypse.
*** Wrath-Blazing Xotani, the Firebleeder -- An immense dragon-centipede made of [[MagmaMan living volcanic rocks and flames]].
*** Volnagur, The End-Singer -- A star-shaped monster suspended by an endless array of eternally rotting and regrowing random wings, which sings a ceaseless cry that drives the listeners into madness.
** Another example is the god of pain, loss, and darkness, Zon-Kuthon. [[AmbiguousSituation Maybe]]. A young, carefree god of beauty traveled outside of reality and whatever he saw there either drove him to madness or [[DemonicPossession possessed him.]] If it is the latter, than the entity that returned and became Zon-Kuthon almost certainly applies.
** The literally biggest one (so far) would be Aucturn, an entire living planet roughly ''twice'' the size of the Earth-like Golarion with rubbery soil and vast seas and rivers of black ooze beneath. Populated by... pretty much everything mentioned above. Features of the planet are literally rotting temples of flesh-stone blocks, citadels of insane cultists, a valley full of cloying mists that make the inhabitants impregnate any outsiders(as opposed to eating or sacrificing them elsewhere) and a massive mound that contains Aucturn's gestating offspring. Oh, did we mention this horrible, horrible planet is '''''pregnant?'''''



* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has inherited many of D&D's aberrations, and also includes a number of actual monsters from the Literature/CthulhuMythos, but it still has a few unique horrors of its own.
** Like the Spawn of Rovagug, the monstrous {{kaiju}}-sized abominations spawned by the resident [[OmnicidalManiac God of Oblivion]] in an effort to destroy the world and set him free. Remember the Tarrasque? It's back in Golarion, it's even ''more'' unstoppable, to the point its InUniverse [[TheRedBaron appellation]] is "The Armageddon Engine", and it's just ''one'' of the Spawn. The others named consist of:
*** Festering Ulunat, The Unholy First -- An immense ten-limbed three-eyed beetle-monster that sprayed gouts of acid, chewed its way through mountains and could [[AntiMagic absorb spells]] before returning necrotic energies that drove spell-wielders into insanity.
*** Great Doom Chemnosit, The Monarch Worm -- A {{kaiju}}-sized SandWorm with DisintegratorRay EyeBeams and the ability to MindRape people into insane, ravening cannibals who [[AutoCannibalism will devour their own flesh if nothing else is available]].
*** Unyielding Kothogaz, the Dance of Disharmony -- A horrific slug-beetle abomination that spawned countless abominations in its wake and which reanimated its victims as a ravening ZombieApocalypse.
*** Wrath-Blazing Xotani, the Firebleeder -- An immense dragon-centipede made of [[MagmaMan living volcanic rocks and flames]].
*** Volnagur, The End-Singer -- A star-shaped monster suspended by an endless array of eternally rotting and regrowing random wings, which sings a ceaseless cry that drives the listeners into madness.
** Another example is the god of pain, loss, and darkness, Zon-Kuthon. [[AmbiguousSituation Maybe]]. A young, carefree god of beauty traveled outside of reality and whatever he saw there either drove him to madness or [[DemonicPossession possessed him.]] If it is the latter, than the entity that returned and became Zon-Kuthon almost certainly applies.
** The literally biggest one(so far) would be Aucturn, an entire living planet roughly ''twice'' the size of the Earth-like Golarion with rubbery soil and vast seas and rivers of black ooze beneath. Populated by... pretty much everything mentioned above. Features of the planet are literally rotting temples of flesh-stone blocks, citadels of insane cultists, a valley full of cloying mists that make the inhabitants impregnate any outsiders(as opposed to eating or sacrificing them elsewhere) and a massive mound that contains Aucturn's gestating offspring. Oh, did we mention this horrible, horrible planet is '''''pregnant?'''''
13th May '18 3:47:55 PM SorPepita
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*** ''V20 Dark Ages'' introduces a minor Abomination in the backstory of the Bonsam bloodline, an ancient darkness from before the universe was formed that tried to possess a human, but accidentally killed him in the process. The darkness acknowledged neither life or death, so it animated him as the first of the Bonsam. It's implied that it may not be the only one lurking out there...

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*** ''V20 Dark Ages'' introduces a minor Abomination in the backstory of the Bonsam bloodline, bloodline: an ancient darkness from before the universe was formed that tried to possess a human, but accidentally killed him in the process. The darkness acknowledged neither life or death, so it animated him as the first of the Bonsam. It's implied that it may not be the only one lurking out there...
13th May '18 3:42:56 PM SorPepita
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*** One could argue that the Abyss, a LayeredWorld upon a LayeredWorld, is a similar kind of living EldritchLocation; Many of the levels of the Abyss are certainly alive and thinking, the 92nd layer itself being no more than a giant tentacle monster called a Draeden, however it's made clear that the Abyss as a whole, and the Demons that live within, are a single entity. It's inferred that the already infinitely deep Abyss feeds on the other dimensions around it, absorbing them into it's mass; and worse yet, [[FromBadToWorse It's growing]] ''[[MoreThanInfinite even bigger]]''.

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*** One could argue that the Abyss, a LayeredWorld upon a LayeredWorld, is a similar kind of living EldritchLocation; EldritchLocation. Many of the levels of the Abyss are certainly alive and thinking, the 92nd layer itself being no more than a giant tentacle monster called a Draeden, Draeden; however it's made clear that the Abyss as a whole, and the Demons that live within, are a single entity. It's inferred that the already infinitely deep Abyss feeds on the other dimensions around it, absorbing them into it's its mass; and worse yet, [[FromBadToWorse It's growing]] ''[[MoreThanInfinite even bigger]]''.
13th May '18 3:38:47 PM SorPepita
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** The Gibbering Mouther is the most well known and reviled example of horrendous Aberration type creatures hailing from the Far Realm, a BlobMonster with TooManyMouths and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes in weird places]] whose constant gibbering induces BrownNote and sucks blood from it's victems. Plus, some excerpts directly reference Lovecraft's own Shoggoth, of which it perfectly resembles.

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** The Gibbering Mouther is the most well known and reviled example of horrendous Aberration type creatures hailing from the Far Realm, a BlobMonster with TooManyMouths and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes in weird places]] whose constant gibbering induces BrownNote and sucks blood from it's victems.its victims. Plus, some excerpts directly reference Lovecraft's own Shoggoth, of which it perfectly resembles.
3rd May '18 8:18:34 PM legendaryweredragon
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** The Beholders are one of D&D's most iconic aberrations. Most kinds of Beholders look like floating spheres with a mouth and a huge eye and a large number smaller eyes on eye stalks, with each eye having a different power. Beholders became even stranger in fifth edition where it is retconned that beholders do not reproduce by regular means, but instead reproduce by dreaming. Having the ability to [[RealityWarper warp reality]] in their sleep, they unconsciously create new beholders based on what they dream about. This has lead to a theory that the whole world is just a beholder's dream.
2nd May '18 1:35:44 PM Malady
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** Many of the CthulhuMythos deities (such as Cthulhu himself) have entries in the 1st edition Deities & Demigods supplement -- and the way 1st edition rules worked, a high enough leveled player character could, in fact, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch them to death.]]

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** Many of the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos deities (such as Cthulhu himself) have entries in the 1st edition Deities & Demigods supplement -- and the way 1st edition rules worked, a high enough leveled player character could, in fact, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch them to death.]]



*** The Far Realm's equivalent, called the Dark Tapestry, isn't very far, relatively speaking - it's actually ''The Void Between The Stars'', and to top it off, it's the domain of Lovecraftian entities, Azathoth and Yog-Sothoth included. Many other CthulhuMythos-related entities make an appearance as well.

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*** The Far Realm's equivalent, called the Dark Tapestry, isn't very far, relatively speaking - it's actually ''The Void Between The Stars'', and to top it off, it's the domain of Lovecraftian entities, Azathoth and Yog-Sothoth included. Many other CthulhuMythos-related Franchise/CthulhuMythos-related entities make an appearance as well.



*** The [[BeneathTheEarth Vaults of Orv]] hold their fair share of abominations, such as the Neothelids and their minions (giant [[PsychicPowers psionic]] worm-things who worship the aforementioned Dark Tapestry's CthulhuMythos), the [[PuppeteerParasite Intellect Devourers]], and the Ghorazaghs, also known as Gore Weavers because they use the blood of their victims as building materials for their bizarre hive cities.

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*** The [[BeneathTheEarth Vaults of Orv]] hold their fair share of abominations, such as the Neothelids and their minions (giant [[PsychicPowers psionic]] worm-things who worship the aforementioned Dark Tapestry's CthulhuMythos), Franchise/CthulhuMythos), the [[PuppeteerParasite Intellect Devourers]], and the Ghorazaghs, also known as Gore Weavers because they use the blood of their victims as building materials for their bizarre hive cities.



* The ''Gumshoe System'' has openly embraced the concept for its first settings - there is ''Trail Of Cthulhu'', their own take on the [[CthulhuMythos Mythos]], but there is also the basic campaign world for ''Esoterrorists'' and ''Fear Itself'', which they have given the [[SarcasmMode cutesy moniker]] of '''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast World of Unremitting Horror]]'''. The monsters, most of them described in the supplement ''The Book of Unremitting Horror'', are, for the most part, ghastly {{humanoid abomination}}s that seem straight out of one of Creator/CliveBarker's more horrifying stories, many also blurring the line with other monster types such as [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]], [[TheUndead undead]], and [[TheFairFolk fairies]], the worst being {{Reality Warper}}s from "The Outer Black"; many others [[TheHeartless feed on and/or are created by the worst aspects of human nature]] (for example, [[SnuffFilm the Snuff Golem]]). The entries, which include numerous fiction pieces and detailed descriptions of how to identify the things' depredations through forensic sciences, all add up to some serious NightmareFuel.

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* The ''Gumshoe System'' has openly embraced the concept for its first settings - there is ''Trail Of Cthulhu'', their own take on the [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Mythos]], but there is also the basic campaign world for ''Esoterrorists'' and ''Fear Itself'', which they have given the [[SarcasmMode cutesy moniker]] of '''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast World of Unremitting Horror]]'''. The monsters, most of them described in the supplement ''The Book of Unremitting Horror'', are, for the most part, ghastly {{humanoid abomination}}s that seem straight out of one of Creator/CliveBarker's more horrifying stories, many also blurring the line with other monster types such as [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]], [[TheUndead undead]], and [[TheFairFolk fairies]], the worst being {{Reality Warper}}s from "The Outer Black"; many others [[TheHeartless feed on and/or are created by the worst aspects of human nature]] (for example, [[SnuffFilm the Snuff Golem]]). The entries, which include numerous fiction pieces and detailed descriptions of how to identify the things' depredations through forensic sciences, all add up to some serious NightmareFuel.



** Next up is the [[CthulhuMythos 'Old Gods']]: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elder_God_Noden Elder God Noden]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Old_One_Chthugha Great Old One Chthugha]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Outer_God_Nyarla Outer God Nyarla]], and their Boss Monster: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Outer_God_Azathoth Outer God Azathoth]]. Why is Azathoth their boss? By having all three as Xyz Material, it can wipe its opponent's field clean. These monsters also have a neat Spell Card accessory called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Unspeakable_Trapezohedron The Unspeakable Trapezohedron]].

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** Next up is the [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos 'Old Gods']]: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elder_God_Noden Elder God Noden]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Old_One_Chthugha Great Old One Chthugha]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Outer_God_Nyarla Outer God Nyarla]], and their Boss Monster: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Outer_God_Azathoth Outer God Azathoth]]. Why is Azathoth their boss? By having all three as Xyz Material, it can wipe its opponent's field clean. These monsters also have a neat Spell Card accessory called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Unspeakable_Trapezohedron The Unspeakable Trapezohedron]].
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